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Baby snake in Tampa--not a ringneck
Posted by Karin on August 22, 2005, 12:53 pm
I live just outside of Tampa, FL and have seen several ringneck snakes in my yard and IN my pool(ick), but this morning I found a tiny snake in my garage and it's not a ringneck. It was approx 12 inches in length, no more than an inch in diameter and light grey in color. It was not shiny but a matte grey and had a very, very light diamond pattern on its back (whitish in color, not brown or black). It immediately fled out of the garage and straight up a woody-type hedge. I went to get my digital camera but it was gone by the time I returned. Numerous searches on the Net have yielded me no answers and I'm a little freaked out by what this snake could be seeing as how I live in a state heavily populated with poisonous snakes!
The Appalachian Naturalist